Student Interns

Internship Opportunities in the Rutgers Office of Federal Relations

Rutgers offers a nine-week, undergraduate summer internship. It is a 40-hour per week commitment with a $4,500 stipend. It will be offered to selected students to help cover living expenses in Washington, DC. The students will be responsible for arranging his or her own travel and lodging in Washington.

Internship Description

While there is flexibility to tailor the responsibilities to the student's interests, the general government relations functions to be performed include:

  • attend congressional hearings and submit summaries to the Association of American Universities (AAU);
  • aid in planning RU Congressional Seminars and demonstration projects on Capitol Hill;
  • accompany staff to meetings on Capitol Hill and with the higher education community;
  • attend monthly meetings with the Washington representatives of New Jersey corporations (The New Jersey Group) and assist with the preparations of these meetings; and
  • share in the general work of the office, including administration, tracking legislation, and responding to congressional requests for information.

Rutgers University opened its Washington office in 1994 to help keep the university's mission of teaching, research, and community service at the forefront of the minds of federal officials, legislators, and their staffs. Rutgers shares office space with Princeton University's Government Affairs located in the Hall of the States Building, just steps away from Union Station and the U.S. Capitol.

Application Process

Thank you to those undergraduate students with a particular interest in political science, public policy, science policy, or communications that applied.

The deadline for 2017 applications has passed. Selection of our summer intern will be made by the end of March. 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Office of Federal Relations
400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 351
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-220-1336
Fax: 202-220-1337